You can search the index of Montana The Magazine of Western History from 1951-2012 using this search page. The keyword search will find any instance of a word or portion of a word in the index. A search finds exact terms only, so it may be necessary to try variations. For example, the artist Russell can be found under "Russell, Charles Marion" but will not show up as "Russell, Charles M." or "Russell, C. M."
The references show the keyword of the search highlighted, and the volume, issue, and page numbers. For example, 46(2)56 refers to volume 46 published in 1996, the Summer issue (2) and page 56. For more information on references, see the User Guide.