The main index will usually help, especially if you know a word describing
what it does, without needing to know the exact name chosen for the function.
When using the index, keep in mind that clicking on an index term only
takes you to the section containing the
index entry. This section may be several pages long, so you may need to
use the find facility of your browser
or PDF reader to get to the index term itself.
A PDF reader usually allows a global find;
this can be really useful if the term you expect to be indexed is not the
one chosen by the authors. You might find searching the PDF version and
viewing the HTML version will locate an elusive item.