Loop Select function? [solved]

i know the loop cut shortcut key, but where’s the loop select? i’ve tried the search function of elysiun, but that only brings me a thousand results about loop cutting. all i want is to select my loops quick, and not have to go around my entire model shift-clicking by hand polygons that look like are a part of a loop.

also, to prevent myself from asking more stupid questions in the future, if the blenderwiki has a manual of all the blender tools and hotkeys and shortcuts, where on earth do i find it?

thank you for your time.

Hold down the alt key and right click.

that’s the ticket, thank you.