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North Africa and The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (ENG 4 - Sato): Article Databases

Resources for exploring the role of setting in The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles.

Login Instructions

If you are using any of the library's online databases from off-campus, you will need to log in.

Username: Your W Number*

Password: First 2 letters of first name, first 2 letters of last name, and last 4 digits of W# (i.e. jado6789)

* Don't know your W#, look it up in Class-Web.

Library Research Databases - articles

To find articles published in journals, magazines, newspapers or other periodicals, you will need to use the library's online databases. 

In the following databases, you are likely to find relevant information on topics related to North Africa:

History Databases:

History Reference Center (EBSCO)


Country Studies:


General Reference Information:

Academic Search Complete


Literature Databases:

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Literature Resource Center


*Additional databases can be found on the LPC Library website:

Databases Listed by Subject

Databases Listed - A to Z

Sample Search Terms

Sample Search Terms:

  • Morocco
  • "Sahara Desert"
  • "North Africa"
  • "French colonization"
  • Algeria

Ask a librarian if you need help developing your search terms.

Searching Tips:

*Use quotation marks around phrases:

example: "Sahara Desert"

*Use connecting (boolean) words such as "and", "or" to connect multiple terms or phrases:

example #1: Morocco AND France

example #2: France AND (Morocco OR Algeria)

example #3: Morocco AND (colonization OR colonialism)