To choose a type of resource: think about what point you’re trying to make and what kind of supporting information will help you communicate your message effectively. A paper arguing for the power of social change through street photography may use examples from Instagram. Whereas a paper analyzing how fashion influences our ideas of beauty may use staged, highly produced studio photography.
Here are some questions to think about when choosing resources:
The chart below shares different types of resources and why you might want to use them.
Once you've determined what types of resources you're interested in finding, it's important that you learn how to evaluate.