Basic Melee System

Hey guys, so I am extremely new to UE4 and game developing in general and I’m trying to make a melee combat system. You know, the combination of sword and shield animations as well as death animations. Could someone give me links to tutorials on how to do animation transitions and combinations as well as switching to different animations when items are picked up or dropped? Any other suggestions or tutorials which might be important to a melee combat system or animations would be helpful. Thank guys!

Some ones that might be useful on the animation end.