Looking something up in a dictionary is
But what about looking something up in ALC? Which particle is correct? Would we say
or something else?
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If it's アルク you'd say:
For your example, で is correct.
The sentence has been shortened if you add the removed pieces back to the sentence it will become more explicit as to what is going on.
In your example if you used を then it would mean that you are going to confirm if ALC is correct.
I can't add comments yet but 探す and 捜す have very specify use cases.
捜す - has the connotation that the item being searched for is something lost or a criminal.
探す - has the connotation that the item being searched for is something desired or needed like a job, or a girlfriend.