We all have different ways of recording information etc.:
Many find the Web-based RefWorks tool useful. RefWorks allows one to create collections of citations by easily importing references from online databases.
These references can then be inserted into papers and RefWorks will automatically format the bibliography in many styles including APA and MLA.
See the RefWorks Getting Started guide.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free Firefox, Chrome, & Safari extension that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives within your web browser. Zotero allows you to automatically import references and full text documents from online catalogs (e.g. Holmes, WorldCat) and databases (e.g. JSTOR, America: History & Life), as well as open websites like Amazon, newspaper sites, blogs, even Flickr and YouTube. You can then easily create automatically formatted bibliographies and in-text citations from your library of references. Zotero is a production of the Center for History & New Media and George Mason University.
Some Tips on Recording the Information Found, on Taking Notes etc.: