Prairie Trails Public Library

8449 Moody Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459

Phone: 708.430.3688

Fax: 708.430.5596

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM

Friday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday (Labor Day - Memorial Day): 12 PM - 5 PM The library will be closed Wednesday June 19th in observance of Juneteenth


Career and Education

  • Academic Search Premier

    This database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.

  • AR Book Finder

    Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search using criteria such as ATOS book level, interest level, title, author, fiction/non-fiction, subject, award-winners and more. There is no easier way to find books that are both appropriate and interesting to individual students. With more than 35,000 AR quizzes, students will never run out of books to read. You can also take myON quizzes on Accelerated Reader

  • Chicago Tribune

    ProQuest 1849 - present: Each issue of every newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so your patrons have access to not only top news stories, but also detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture. Even such items as editorials, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor from well-known people are indexed. The complete text of recent articles is provided in the ASCII format. – Publisher.

    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1987): This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

    For access off-site from the library, click here.

  • Daily Southtown (NewsBank)

    Explore Chicago area suburban history through local news, events and people with the Daily Southtown Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

  • EBSCO Database Group

    This allows you to select and search from EBSCO databases. The following products are available as part of our EBSCO Database Group:

    NoveList Plus

    NoveList K-8 Plus

    Academic Search Premier

    Business Source Premier

    Consumer Health Complete

    Education Research Complete

    Literary Reference Source

    History Reference Source

    Hobbies and Crafts Source

    MasterFILE Premier

    Middle Search Plus

    Points of View Source

    Primary Search

    Science Reference Source

    Auto Repair Source

    Home Improvement Source

    Legal Information Source

    Small Engine Repair Source

    Small Business Source

    Read It!

    World Politics Review


    Click here to view EBSCO database usage tutorials.

  • Education Research Complete

    Education Research Complete is a robust database for education students, professionals and policymakers. Providing hundreds of full-text education journals, it covers all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education, plus multilingual education, health education and testing. 

  • Gale Database Group

    Allows you to select and search from Gale databases. The following products are available as part of our Gale Database Group:, Gale eBooks, Gale Literary Index, Gale Literature Criticism, and Gale Literature - Something About the Author.

  • LearningExpress Library

    LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

    Adult Learning Center  - This center offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, prepare for the GED® test, or become a U.S. citizen.

    Career Center - Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Center and begin your path to a bright future.

    College Prep Center -Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.

    Computer Skills -Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

    High School Equivalency Center  - Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC™ exams, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal

    Job & Career Accelerator™ -Whether you're looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.

    School Center- The resources here can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

  • Universal Class

    Universal Class offers online courses in exercise and fitness, entrepreneurship, arts and music, home and garden care, cooking, computers and technology, health and medicine, homeschooling, job assistance, law and legal, parenting and family, pet and animal care, plus 100's more. These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.

    These e-resources are for Prairie Trails Public Library District cardholders only. All e-resources are available for use within the library.

  • World Book Activity Corner

    Contains thousands of cross-curricular, low-cost, fun yet educational projects for the classroom, after school programs, and library programing. Activity Corner enables users to browse, save, and create activities for all ages.