Thanks Chris if you find a book or source please share it. Any help or advice is appriciated. Though I do feel there must be some simplicity to the selection of a joint that simply alludes a new woodworker like me. Like I said I have a feel it has to do with how the boards are being joined (i.e. end to end) and strength needed (i.e. Glued miter vs finger joint vs dovetail). I suppose aesthetics likely plays a role as well.