Library and Resource Center
As students, faculty and staff of Horizon University, you have access to our growing online library and learning resources for research, study and preparation. The Horizon University Online Library (TWENEL) and Learning Resources serves to support Horizon University curricular studies while preparing students to inspire servant leadership through their profession and ministry in Christ.
In addition to the Online Library and Online Learning Resources, students and faculty can use two computers on campus in a dedicated quiet study area for any research or writing needs and to print their work. Wireless access is available for students throughout the campus.
The William E. Nix Electronic Library (TWENEL) research databases available through our library network partner, Veritas Evangelical Seminary (VES) provides a wealth of valuable resources for your online research needs. Databases available to Horizon University students, faculty and staff through TWENEL’s secure online library include:
- Carl F. Henry Contemporary Evangelical Thought Collection
- Reformation Bookshelf Collection
- Princeton Collection
- Biblical Archaeological Society (BAS) Online Archives
- Ages/Electronic Bible Society
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
- ATLA Historical Monograph Collection I & II (13th century to early 20th century)
- Puritan Collection
- VES General Library e-Collection
- VES Media Collection
- Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS) PDF Archives
Contact your Academic Advisor or Horizon University Administration for login information to the online library.
If you have questions while using the TWENEL online library, you may contact VES Student Services for assistance.
Learning Resource – Useful Links
Horizon University Links and Documents
Library Policies and Services – for a detailed description of important policies concerning patron obligations, library lending, usage, and services available.
Research and Writing – getting started: research and writing suggestions with helpful links.
Turabian Quick Guide – brief overview of Turabian citation style with examples
Finding and Using Sources – a brief guide to effective research
Basic Essay Guide – a brief guide to Pre-Writing and basic essay concepts
Useful Research Links – full list of web links to:
- Free Online Bible Study and Church History Research Tools
- Critical Thinking and Apologetics Resources
- World Religions Research Resources
Research and Writing Support
San Diego Public Library – – general research and database access (a San Diego Public Library card is required to access and search the databases)
Purdue OWL—Online Writing Lab and Resources – For extensive guidance on a wide range of writing tasks, formats, grammar, research tips
Turabian/ Chicago Manual of style
Georgetown University – For help with Turabian Style
The Writing Center (University of Wisconsin) – For help with Turabian Style, general grammar and other writing suggestions
Free Turabian Style Citation Generator – plug in your bibliographic information to generate citations and reference/ works cited page
University of North Carolina – Guidelines for writing a persuasive essay
Merriam-Webster – Dictionary/Thesaurus
Grammarbook – quick grammar and writing rules