Sent to you by Musheey via Google Reader:
Productivity blog Lifehack.org has written up a great post on how to really organize your research, especially from a student perspective. The best tip is to work with a schedule of tasks that you need to accomplish.
Absolutely, this was my downfall for every research paper I ever tackled. A schedule of tasks - find 5 sources by this date, gather bibliography sources by this date, etc. - is so infinitely easier to do than my preferred method, which usually ended in a few all-nighters. How do you tackle big research projects - what's your best tip for getting to done? Thoughts in the comments.