"Tabbed Browsing" refers to the feature of web browsers that allows for opening and swapping between multiple pages on the Web within a single web browser window.
How to open a new tab:
Your browser window may have a plus sign ( + ) along the top of the window that you can click on, or you may be able to type Ctrl+t (Windows) or ⌘+t (Mac) to open a new tab.
How to switch to another open tab:
Once your browser has multiple tabs open, use your mouse to select one of the other tabs by clicking on the tab along the top of the browser window, or use Ctrl+Tab (Windows) or ⌘+Option+> (Mac) to switch among open tabs.
Your phone's web browser supports tabbed browsing too!
Lateral Reading describes a simple strategy for using your web browser to evaluate the quality of an information source found on the Internet.
Lateral Reading of an information source such as web page means to pause in the middle of what you are reading to open a new browser tab to use the web to learn about the information you are reading and learn about the source of the information that you are reading.
In your new browser tab you can:
Note that while many people consider lateral reading to be a strategy specific to web browsing, the concept fully applies to evaluating information sources not found on the Internet.
Also, while checking Google, Wikipedia, and major fact-checking websites is very quick and easy, there are virtually endless information verification resources at your disposal for lateral reading alongside your main reading activity.
Your library is the ultimate lateral-reading resource!
Is the information found on each of these web pages credible?