The student asked about ONLINE resources a new modeler should be aware of. Great question. It was an interesting discussion I want to share.
One of the online resources I suggested was the Winter Simulation Conference Proceeding archives. Coincidentally, I noticed that the proceedings from the last conference (2017) has recently been posted. There are papers on basic simulation concepts that is a must read for everyone! Even for the advanced modeler, these concepts are a great refresher from time to time. Here is the short list of suggestions.
Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (https://informs-sim.org/)
- A Tutorial on How to Select Simulation Input Probability Distributions by Averill Law (2016)
- Inside Discrete-event Simulation Software: How It Works and Why It Matters by Tom Schriber (2017)
- A Tutorial on Simulation Conceptual Modeling by Stewart Robinson (2017)
- A Tutorial on the Operational Validation of Simulation Models by Robert Sargent (2016)
- A Practical Look at Simulation Project Management by Joseph Hugan (2014)
- Information and Process Modeling for Simulation by Gerd Wagner (2014)
- How to Build Valid and Credible Simulation Models by Averill M. Law (2009)
- Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation by Charles M. Macal and Michael J. North (2015)
Here are other great online resources.
- ExtendSim Exchange (https://www.extendsim.com/forums/)
- ExtendSim Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtendSim/featured)
- LinkedIn ExtendSim Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1705447)
- Blogspot (http://simulationsoftware.blogspot.com/
- ExtendSim Industries Page (https://www.extendsim.com/solutions/industries)