Here’s an interesting article from TopicScape on how to utilize mind mapping software to capture the mountain of information gathered during web research projects. This technique promises to help you to stay focused on the task at hand, while also storing all of the “must-see” sites and resources you’ve found in an organized way.
As you locate valuable articles and resources online, create topics in a map and then add HTML links to them, to save the URLs for future reference. As your volume of sites grows, you can easily organize your map into logical “clusters” of information. When you’re done compiling and organizing the results of your research, most mind mapping software programs will enable you to export your map to an HTML format, with the URLs as “hot spots” – so you can quickly return to those key web pages.