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


Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

  • ArticleFirst / FirstSearch

    Full text articles and citations on a variety of subjects: business, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, humanities, law, politics, science, social science, sports, and technology.

  • 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.


    Consumer Reports is the world's largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find better, safer products for 80+ years. Consumer Reports accepts no outside advertising and no free test samples, and employs shoppers and experts to buy and test the products reviewed. 

    In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news — whether they’re looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options or searching for the latest recalls of baby products.

  • Daily Southtown (Search 2007-Current)

    Find information on community issues and events, business, education, sports and more.

  • 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, Consumer Health Complete,, Literary Reference Center, Points of View,  History Reference Center, Science Reference Center,  Literary Reference Center Plus, EBSCO Discovery Service, Publication Finder Interface, Explora Primary Schools, Explora Public Libraries, Explora Educator's Edition, Job and Career Accelerator, MyHeritage, Auto Repair Source, Home Improvement Reference Center, Legal Information Reference Center, English Language Learner, and Small Engine Repair Reference Center.

    Click here to view EBSCO database usage tutorials.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NewsBank Chicago Area Newspapers/Access World New

    With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, and more, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.