The first thing is to have a good font manager I used "Font Expert" font manager you can write any word or words & view the sample text. This work great but can be a little time consuming especially if you have an extensive font collection.
I created a folder with JPG of sample of the font in used. This way instead of looking for the best font type. I can find the font that best fit how I envision the image of my design.
Also good examples of fonts in use, can serve as an excellent resource of ideas & inspiration. The font designer all-way used the best possible used of the font in the sample pics.
Also you can do a Google search for “with font (insert font name here)” to find some good examples how actual user have make used of the font.
Please post more suggestions of sites if you have them.