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


Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

  • America's News (Newsbank)

    Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including Daily Southtown. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

  • 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.

  • Black Life in America (NewsBank)

    A primary source collection that offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life. Sourced from over 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications from the early 18th century to the modern day. Covers many topical categories such as slavery and flights to freedom, voting, segregation and civil rights, prejudice, activism and protest movements. 

  • Chicago Sun-Times Collection (NewsBank)

    Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times 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.

  • 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 (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.

  • 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.

  • Hispanic Life in America / La Vida Hispana en América (NewsBank)

    The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

    La experiencia e impacto de los Hispano Américanos como ha sido escrita por los medios de comunicación del 1704 al presente.

  • 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 News

    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.