The next links explain what db-normalization is:
hope it helps you
White Paper for FMP Novices (version 1.11 : update released 12/5/06)
Another Forum about Design (parts of it anyway)
Interface Design Forum
Thanks so much for the replies! I am just really starting to wonder if the data I am tracking really isn't suited for a DB... I know that a spreadsheet would suffice, but from a searchability/layout perspective, the DB is the way to go.
I'll look through these links and hopefully, they will shed some light into how I can split this data up. Thanks again!