I'm new here, but been vegan for a while and lifting seriously for about a year. I found that Starting Strength http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Strength-3rd-Mark-Rippetoe/dp/0982522738 is a good book to learn about form. It reads like a text book and I don't really like the authors opinions or claims but it's great to talk about lifting forms. Another good beginner program is the Stronglifts Program http://stronglifts.com/stronglifts-5x5-beginner-strength-training-program/ These books helped me out quite a bit in the beginning. I do seriously recommend finding someone knowledgeable about the subject who can help as well. A reputable trainer or even just a friend who lifts is a great resource. Good luck on your goals.