Whether by hand or digitally, writing notes on each of your sources can be of great benefit when doing your research. If you are creating your notes digitally you should keep them in a file separate from your main paper.
For each source you should include the citation, the type of source (book, journal article, website etc.), and the URL if it is a website.
When taking notes:
An outline provides you with a means of organising your information in a logical order. For larger assignments it also provides you keep track of large amounts of information.
To create an outline: