What's your Elements version?
Do you use the "Search" button on the top right of the screen, next to the magnifying glass icon?
If not, you are missing 90% of the searching power of the organizer.
You simply type 'bike' or 'ride' or 'Cape' ... and you'll get results within albums, keywords, captions or notes.
You can even search for a part of a word, "ashington" will find 'Washington".
You can combine your searches with the operators 'or', 'and' etc.
For albums, they are displayed in alphabetic order in the left panel.
In the old 'Find by detail' search, you can also browse that list in alphabetic order by scrolling with the 'include' operator which works about the same as the left panel. Of course, with 300 or more albums, you might save time by grouping your albums in categories as you would do with keywords.