Reference: Guglielmino, L., & Guglielmino, P. (2003). Becoming a more self-directed learner. In G. Piskurich (Ed.), Getting the Most from Online Learning: A Learner's Guide. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons.
Some free online tools that may help you organize
Toodledo: Online "to-do" list with organizing capabilities
Evernote: To capture (notes, reminders, websites), organize and search
Delicious: Store, tag, search and share your bookmarks
Dropbox: Allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.
FreeMind: A free mindmapping tool
Of course, there are many others, and although these come with recommendations, they may or may not be the right source for you. Take advantage of what the internet has to offer and search for tools that may help you.