In this paper, we present a prototype system that helps users in early-stage web
research to create and reestablish context across fragmented work process, without
requiring them to explicitly collect and organize the material they visit. The
system clusters a user's web history and shows it as research trails. We present
two user interaction models with the research trails. The first interaction model
is implemented as a standalone application, which presents a hierarchical view of
research trails. The second interaction model is integrated with the web browser.
It shows the user's research trails as selectable and manipulable visual streams
when they open a new tab. Thereby, the NewTab page serves as a springboard in the
browser for a user resuming an ongoing task.