This is a great guide to taking notes for research papers. Keep in mind that while he uses MLA citation format, you may need to use APA, Chicago, or another style
SUNY Guide to Taking Notes
Use a spreadsheet. Everyone has a different process, but you may find it helpful to keep your research all in one place using a spreadsheet. You will need to make a copy of it to use it. You can do this by signing in when it prompts you, clicking on FILE, and then clicking on MAKE A COPY.