Selected Research Sites:

The list below includes links to sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. The City of Van Alstyne assumes no responsibility for their content.

General Research and Resource Catalogs:

  • Library of Texas: Immediately start searching multiple Texas library catalogs and other knowledge collections in one sitting.
  • Texshare Database – Digitized magazines, consumer health, research databases.
  • Internet Archive: A non-profit archive of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • This website offers free legal forms and civil legal information to Texans who cannot afford legal help.  Learn about your rights, available self-help resources, and organizations that provide free and low-cost legal aid.

History & Geneology:

  • UNT Texas History Portal: The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor’s picture in a college yearbook to a rare historical map.
  • The Handbook of Texas Online: The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.
  • Van Alstyne High School Yearbooks-A collection of digitized yearbooks through Internet Archive.
  • Find a Grave – Millions of cemetery records and memorials.
  • US Gen Web Project – Free online genealogy help and information for every U.S. state and county.

Government Services:

Education Resources:

  • is now available as a free internet resource to all libraries in Texas.  The website represents 24 years of scholarship research that has produced the largest source of scholarships in the world.
  • USA Learns: A free website teaching English (ESL) to adults.