The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Index database is most successfully searched using keywords.
And here are some useful ways to help narrow down your search:
The records of the former Trust Territory Government are contained in a set of microfilm under the call number V10001. These are located in the microfilm room, on the 1st floor of Hamilton library.
When using the index to find files or documents, it is best to use the "Guided Search" mode, which allows for greater accuracy in constructing searches. Unless you know the specific title of the files or documents you are looking for, use the default "Keyword Anywhere" search and begin with words you would expect to find in the record title. When you've found a file in the index, record the corresponding REEL NUMBER and FRAME NUMBER. You will need these to find the file on microfilm.
Looking for information on the Compact of Free Association, you have found the following record:
Go to the Microfilm Collection (1st floor of Hamilton Library), locate the V10001 set and find reel 1533. When you put the reel on the microfilm reader, re-set the counter to zero to indicate the start of frames on your reel (TTA microfilm frames do not have numbers, you must rely on the counter to find Frame 0175). Using the counter, advance forward to the frame number assigned to the doucment and you should find yourself in the proximity of your title. You may need to advance or reverse several frames to locate the record, as calibrations vary from machine to machine.
Federated States of Micronesia
Northern Mariana Islands
Trust Territory Headquarters
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands