Useful links for research:
There really are three documents I use, the two versions of the cookbook,
and also the userguide_US.pdf linked here. For learning MIRIAD I found A. Bolatto's example script useful as well as the SgrA example in the cookbook. Also check out thea version based on it SgrA_script. A script that analyses SZA data is here szcm09Cal.csh or here szcm09cal.
CARMA Data Archive
You can check that you have installed MIRIAD correctly here
Difmap guide from the Asian Radio Astronomy Winter School 2007 VLBI Data Reduction Course
Observing quality reports are also a great read Observing quality
CARMA Baseline solutions (antpos files for linelength/baseline calibrations)