I'm in the same boat you're in. I'm setting up my first SW
tank, and am looking to house a few soft corals. Here are some of the suggestions I got....Polyps, mushrooms, zoanthids.
I looked at liveaquaria.com. They have little tidbits of info on lots of different corals. It'll tell you if they're easy to take care of, what degree of lighting, water current etc.....
It's not a die hard info spot. They sell them online. But it will give you the brief description. I'm looking to buy a book on corals that will cover every aspect of info I'll need. If I run into anything I'll let you know.