You should always start any research project by doing your background research -- casually looking around for information to get a bird's eye view of your topic. This will help you by:
While conducting research you will need to capture the articles and associated citations. Your process will be very individual, but be consistent and choose a tool to help organize your research. Some suggested tools below:
OneDrive - Cloud storage from Microsoft Office 365. 1 TB free for Lone Star College students.
Evernote - The Basic version is free. Works across all mobile devices. Create notebooks for each course or writing assignment. Be sure to download the Web Clipper as well.
EasyBib - Citation generator that is free for MLA.
Keeping careful track of your research and noting your sources as you go will make it easier for you to put everything together with all the citations you'll need!
Your assignment guidelines clearly list what topics you need to address in your project. Use this as the backbone to organize your information! Listing your findings in a Word document under each topic could work, or if you're a more visual person, you might want to create a mindmap using a tool like Coggle or just drawing on paper.