To have multiple websites open at the same time
Open your browser (Firefox or Safari)
Press and hold the Apple / Command Key and press "T"
This will open a second tab so you can open a second browser window without having multiple screens / windows on your desktop. To switch between the two (or more) pages, simply click on the tab that you want to view.
To copy a long URL for a website, place your cursor in the address bar and click on your mouse three times in quick succession. This will highlight the entire URL. Then, press and hold the Apple / command key and press "C" to copy. Open your document, place the cursor where you want to paste your text, and press Apple V to paste (think of V as velcro, you are sticking the text on the page).
To download an image from the Internet using Safari, follow these steps:
- Click on the picture and make sure that it is full size (there will only be a white border on the right side and below the picture)
- Press the Control (ctrl) button and click down on your mouse. This will open a dialog box, choose "Save image to iPhoto library" or "Save image as" and save it to your desktop.
- Be sure to copy the URL for this picture so that you can get all of the citation information for your bibliography.