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First I would walk around the shed looking closely at where the ground meets the base of the shed. Is it concrete or soil? Are there areas where you see rain erosion? Feel the base of the shed for dampness. Once you’ve determined the source you can get to work. You may need to install gutters and downspouts. If your shed is on a gravel base you may need to grade the soil away from the base. If your shed is on a concrete slab you may need to dig a trench around the base and add gravel...sort of a french drain. It will also help to paint the inside of your shed’s floor and about 3 feet up the walls with a good waterproofing product like DRYLOCK. Here’s a link so you can learn more http://www.drylok.com/products/drylok-extreme-masonry-waterproofer.php
Water always finds a way.
Grab a helper and a garden hose. Check the roof and see if that's the issue. Once that's determined, proceed. If the issue isn't the roof, I think the advice above is perfect.
Caulk can be applied either side of the shed but make sure you use exterior caulk.
If your roof has an overhang, it is probably coming in from the bottom of the walls, not the roof. But gutters ARE a good idea!
Our large shed sits on a concrete foundation. It leaked quite a bit until my husband realized that the contractor (never go with the minimum price!) used poor quality concrete and didn't level it properly. Hubby used concrete patch to bring the floor to level and once that was dry, caulked the perimeter on the inside. Now, we only get the occasional puddle when it rains sideways and it comes in under the door. (We live in tornado alley where the wind hits 60+ mph.) Hope that helps!