dude. if you don't know how to look-up a kanji in a (kanji dictionary 漢和辞典), let me tell you:
(1) the most important thing is identify the "radical". a radical is sort of a "part separate" from the rest of the character.
(1.a) there are officially 214. but, in general, 4 or 5 ("hand", "person", "water", "heart", etc.) are used then most. You will quickly learn them and recognize them immediately.
(2) a radical is very frequently positioned on the left or bottom of the character. less frequently on top. and very uncommonly on the right.
(3) how to find the radical?
a radical normally has between 2 and 7 strokes. so, start your eyes scanning at the left, bottom, top, right sides of the character for a "distinct part" that has between 2 to 7 strokes.
(4) once you think you found the radical, you look that radical's "index number" up in the radical table. The theoretical possible number is between 1 and 214. But that is ridicukous. In reality, maybe 10 radicals are used most frequently. You most common radicals you will immediately memorize like 64 is for "hand", and 9 is for "person" and 61 is for "heart". You will become a machine and will no longer need the radical table. Rarely, there are 2 radicals, and the tie break goes to the radical with the more number of strokes.
(5) turn the kanji dictionary to the pages with the kanji radical number. A page in a kanji dictionary has 3 page numbers, (1) the radical #, (2) the kanjis #, (3), the actual page #. the 3rd value is useless.
So, go to the pages that have the radical #. they are all back to back in a sequence. How are they sequenced? What you do is count the remaining strokes in the kanji. So, count the total # of strokes in the kanji. Subtract the # of strokes in the radical. Then, find the page(s) in the kanji diction that has (1) the correct radical # and the remaining # of strokes in the kanji. Sometimes there will be maybe 4 or 5 pages that are under the hand radical, #9, that have 4 remaining strokes in the total kanji, and so you flip through those 4 or 5 pages to find the character.
that's old school. that's how people used to learn kanji.