How Do You Find Stuff? I don't mean the specific tool but your own personal process. How do you take in information? How do you learn and how do you organize what you have learned?
For some of us it is a visual process. We need to see the lay of the land before we start digging in. For visual learning mind mapping software can help to organize your thoughts and and create a structure for your reports, projects and goals.
Outlines do not have to be word based. Check out some of the on-line mind mapping applications. This is an example of one of them.
Mind42 is an web application that helps you organize the jumble in your head so that you can see the common and related connections. You can add notes and reminders as well as a Wikipedia page that related to your topic.
This is a silent tutorial video from Mind42 that demonstrates the web application:
Mind42: Introduction from Stefan Schuster on Vimeo.