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

 

Homework Help

  • 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

  • History Reference Source

    History Reference Source is a full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and over 80 hours of historical video.

  • 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.

  • MasterFILE Premier

    Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

  • Points of View Reference Source

    Points of View Reference Source (PoV) is a full-text database that offers students with a series of comprehensive essays with point and counterpoint arguments related to current issues in the news. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.

  • Primary Search

    Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

  • Science Reference Source

    Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Source contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. These include, but are not limited to, biology, geology, astronomy, chemistry, environmental science, the history of science (including biographies), and physics. 

  • World Book

    This site includes easy-to-read articles and engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, activities, Biography Center, links to world newspapers, 21st century research guides, and much more.