In the age of information, many individuals and professionals are still unable to access high-quality research especially if they are not affiliated with a university or an academic institution. Traditional subscriptions are very costly, and many might not be able to afford them. Other factors like language barriers might also place some people at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing and reading research.
Through this talk, and in partnership with Dubai Cares, we hope to inform, educate, and raise awareness about the benefits of opening research and knowledge to make it more inclusive and offer access to a wider audience. Our experts will discuss how limited access to high-quality research can contribute to social and educational inequality, and how innovative and affordable solutions can bridge the gap by making research more accessible.
Kamran Kardan – CEO and Founder of Knowledge E
Samantha Miles – Head of Training and Consulting at Knowledge E
The discussion will address how non-academic professionals can gain access to research, current subscription models and cost, publisher collections, and current societal challenges like the spread of false information and the need for informed action. The talk will also touch on the many benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration, inclusive research, and the features of impactful modern libraries.
Education specialists, researchers, librarians, and related professions will especially find this discussion enriching. Attendance is open to the public.
Free Expo passes are available to delegates wishing to attend this event, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org before November 21st to claim your free pass.
Reproducibility research projects across disciplines have proven that the findings of various studies conducted years ago might no longer be applicable today. This highlights the importance of credible and timely research. At Zendy, we know just how significant staying up to date and being informed of current studies is. Our monthly top reads are always a great way to share stimulating resources that are worthy of your time.
This month, our list of top reads is full of featured magazine articles and profound, expansive e-books. This issue includes informative content about business, entrepreneurship, advances in medical technology, extensive research in lung cancer treatment, global experiences in political science within the digital age, in-depth analysis of the psychology and socio-dynamics of trust, and invaluable tips on how to make strategic thought a part of your daily life.
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in September:
1. Forbes: Aug/Sept 2021 (Magazine Issue)
Forbes magazine is always filled with exciting articles and columns. This is a quick glimpse at what you will find in this volume. An extensive article about computer pioneer Michael Dell, how digitisation has contributed to his multi-billion business success, and Dell’s aspirations for the future. Another feature article is the seventh annual list of Richest Self-made Women, listing 100 of the most successful women entrepreneurs. The issue also includes other articles like “Curving Crypto’s Climate Crisis”, “50 Under 50: Travel Companions”, and “Bot Doc” which discusses how two MIT graduates and a bariatric surgeon are expecting to make abdominal surgery more efficient with a new miniature surgical robot.
This comprehensive e-Book features content from internationally recognized experts. The book explains the current cancer management systems in place and reviews new therapies with an emphasis on the molecular biology of tumours. The book also discusses multiple new agents impacting overall survival rates. Other parts of the book cover chemotherapy regimens for lung cancer, the emergence of maintenance therapy, the complexity of radiotherapy in the chest, surgical considerations for early-stage lung cancer, and more. Clinicians, nurses, researchers, medical students, and residents will especially find this book useful.
3. Political Science and Digitisation – Global Perspectives (e-Book)
Digital transformation is a new subject for all disciplines, including political science. It affects the teaching and learning of political science, as well as research methods and publishing. The author describes digitisation as a transformative force that has not allowed the relevant aspects and theories of various disciplines to adapt to the change of medium. The contributions of more than 30 authors from 20 different countries make this e-book a thorough review of the global perceptions, challenges, and stages of adaptation of digitalisation within political science. The book also explores different opportunities that the digital world could have to offer to politics and discusses how digital platforms could be changing the face of political science.
This book explores the notion of trust in a variety of contexts and across disciplines. Trust research within various fields, from e-commerce to investing in charitable organisations, has come to the same overarching conclusion: trust is a central part of human decision-making. The 16 chapters of the book map out how trust can be built, across various scenarios and contexts. The first few chapters explore emotionally-calibrated trust regulation through the lens of philosophy, psychology, and behavioural economists; the role of trust in managing public relations; the importance of trust in building dynamic capabilities; cognitive and emotional aspects of trust; and the biology of trust. Other chapters in this intriguing book explore gender, methods of measuring trust, and how trustworthiness can contribute to success. The book also features a set of interviews on building interpersonal trust within different organisation types.
5. How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. (e-Book)
Want to develop your mental acumen and make strategic impact? This book defines what makes strategy effective, compelling, and smart. Dealing with ambiguity, noticing weakness, determining core organisational challenges, and designing suitable, strategic approaches are all detailed in this self-development e-book. Through numerous real-world examples from other strategic thinkers in action, the book offers valuable lessons that can be replicated in personal and professional contexts. Skills that this book teaches are: internalizing the 20 micro skills of strategic thinking, developing a personal brand, posing questions that spark strategic insights, writing a statement strategy, recognize and mitigating unforeseeable risks, and distinguishing strategic thinking from operational thinking. The author’s years of experience in this domain allow him to provide a unique perspective and to boil down strategic thinking to its core attributes to make it more relatable and comprehensible to readers.
Access articles, e-books, magazines and more on Zendy – your gateway to knowledge and discovery! Zendy Plus is available in Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the UAE. For everywhere else in the world, there’s always Zendy Open.
Libraries have come a long way since they were first invented. During the Middle Ages, books were a valuable commodity and were therefore chained to the shelves. Today, books are not only more accessible but also more available. Digital libraries like Zendy have made it possible to browse millions of books, articles, and other manuscripts without having to step outside.
The plenitude of available resources can also be overwhelming in itself. For this reason, we keep coming back with a monthly list of top reads from Zendy Plus. This month’s series is packed with research, articles, and e-books about social issues, mental and physical well-being, the latest in orthodontic advancements, herbal medicine, and employee engagement.
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in August:
1. Phones and social media turn consumers into whistle-blowers (Article)
This news article from the Canadian Press examines how the corporate sphere is changing with the use of smartphones and social media. Now, consumers are able to record and share content that can quickly spiral out of control and cause corporations a PR nightmare. The article mentions several examples of incidents in which consumers went from being bystanders to calling out companies for bad customer service and other odd behaviour. Companies can no longer sweep embarrassing complaints under the rug in the age of social media. They now need to respond and acknowledge mishaps and shortcomings to regain public trust.
Perhaps one of the reasons that yoga has become increasingly popular in our modern age is because its benefits are both physical and mental, allowing us to return to ourselves and bask in silence and harmony. This issue of Yoga Journal features many enlightening articles about different yoga poses for relaxation, tips for more effective meditation, and moves for better hip rotation. The issue also features a segment with the inspirational Dr Ingrid Yang who is using yoga to help COVID patients heal. By breathing with her patients in a rhythmic manner, Yang tries to counter the side effects of the predominant prescription for COVID-19 patients – isolation.
3. Orthodontic Biomechanics: Treatment of Complex Cases Using Clear Aligner (e-Book)
Clear aligners have been around since as early as the 1900s, but they were initially used to correct mild cases and or re-align relapsed cases. This e-book dives into the technicalities and biomechanics of using clear aligners to treat a broader spectrum of cases. The authors discuss the chemical composition and elasticity of plastics needed for these aligners before outlining the objectives, detailing suitable treatment planning, and evaluating progress for different teeth crowding cases classed according to severity. The e-book goes into extensive detail, allowing orthodontists and other industry professionals to harbour a comprehensive understanding of the challenges, benefits, and limitations of this technology.
Herbal remedies and treatments were historically common and reliable in many cultures. In this first volume of ‘Herbal Medicine: Back to the future’ edited by Nobel Laureate Ferid Murad, you’ll find essays, and articles about how different herbal remedies could treat various cardiovascular complications and ease symptoms. The e-book examines multiple cardioprotective plants, relates medications to their herbal equivalents, as well as review and discredit several cardio-related myths and facts. This volume’s content was carefully selected and consolidated with research from China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Portugal, and the United States.
5. Measuring the Success of Employee Engagement : A Step-by-step Guide for Measuring Impact and Calculating ROI (e-Book)
Employee engagement is one of the most significant factors affecting company operations and cost. The growing need for employee engagement systems and programmes is often challenged because of the difficulty of measuring the impact of such initiatives. The first part of the book details the methodology for calculating the return on investments for these initiatives while the second part features multiple case studies in order to showcase the success of this methodology across different sectors and industries. This book is perfect for any human resource or other type of professional aiming to lift employees to achieve their highest potential.
Access articles, e-books, magazines and more on Zendy – your gateway to knowledge and discovery! Zendy Plus is available in Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the UAE. For everywhere else in the world, there’s always Zendy Open.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 1st September 2021 – Open Access research is now available to users worldwide through the new beta search engine.
We’re thrilled to announce that we have now launched an Open Access library with millions of scholarly articles accessible worldwide. The new search engine will facilitate access to a myriad of contemporary Open Access articles and research papers in various disciplines from Immunology, Molecular Biology, and Astrophysics to Environmental, Social, and Political Sciences. With publications in more than 75 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish, we’re eager to provide our readers with more research in their native language as more Open Access research will be searchable every day.
We’re proud to declare that, with the help of our machine learning model, our filtering system will now allow readers to narrow their searches and obtain more targeted and accurate results across different languages. Users will be able to specify the language, subject, date of publication, material type, and publisher in their searches, making research more convenient than ever.
Our team is working tirelessly to ensure that our visitors enjoy a seamless user experience and that our platform successfully addresses all scholarly reading needs. The beta search engine will be undergoing rigorous testing for the months to come, if you ever catch a glitch, do reach out and let us know.
Explore the BETA version of the Zendy Discovery search engine! Click here.
Looking for a fresh perspective for your research paper? Having trouble finding comprehensive and credible sources to cite in your article? Check back monthly for our top reads, and you’ll always be fired up with new ideas.
Research often uncovers truths about topics that we rarely think about. This month, our top Zendy reads include exciting articles and e-books that will expand your worldview and your knowledge about design, the history of law, and social behaviour. From analysing human attitudes towards sharks to exploring the fundamentals of packaging, these eye-opening e-books and articles will leave you mentally stimulated.
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in July:
1) Agency in human–shark encounter (Article)
Though shark bites are quite rare and not always fatal, sharks are often vilified to the extent that has deeply rooted the “killer shark” trope into our minds. Exaggerated emphasis on the dangers that sharks pose to humans affects the attitude of the public and the policies adopted to control those threats. This study aims to shed light on how this inaccurate representation has affected how we view, treat, and interact with sharks on national levels.
2)Consumer behaviour in a health crisis: What happened to cash? (Article)
Human behaviour is affected by many factors, and it most certainly is bound to change in times of crisis. This article compares data from different surveys to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cash holdings and payment activity. With many individuals reporting having precautionary amounts of cash, especially during natural disasters, the article attempts to draw patterns of human behaviour in response to uncertainty. Could the pandemic have decreased the popularity of cash payments among consumers for fear of contamination? Or have global levels of uncertainty indirectly urged people to hold on to increased amounts of cash?
3) Packaging Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Creating Packages (e-Book)
Don’t judge a book by its cover is a popular saying, but consumers often do judge a product by its packaging. The truth is that packaging can greatly affect buyers’ perceptions of a product’s quality, reliability, and likeability. This e-book is a uniquely comprehensive guide that packaging and other design professionals will find delightful to read. It features numerous design examples and explains the guidelines for creating appealing packages. Which considerations should one keep in mind? How can a designer create more sustainable packaging, tell a story, or use symbolism?
It is said that the past foretells the future. In the case of public law, this is more accurate than most people care to believe. This publication uses a contextualised historical approach to examine the judicial outcomes of many landmark cases that are often referred to in modern courtrooms. By doing so, the article allows for an analysis of the, often human, factors leading to these outcomes. The e-book argues that factors like attitudes and personality traits often influence a verdict. By referring to different landmark cases throughout history and readdressing their historical contexts, the paper offers a fresh perspective on cases that have been considered canonical.
5)Stress Testing: Approaches, Methods and Applications (e-Book)
We often associate stress with mental and physical states. In this e-book, stress testing refers to the tool that banks and financial institutions can use to determine vulnerabilities in a system. When a global or national crisis occurs, it usually affects the flow of payments. Stress testing can help foresee these changes and prepare an institution to respond to those factors and adapt. By reading this e-book, risk managers, consultants, and other professionals will learn the methodologies and frameworks of this increasingly valuable tool to assess risk.
Whether you have begun casting off your pandemic sweatpants and making plans to go out again, or you are still a little wary of the outside world, don’t forget to keep your favourite reads close by. This summer is packed with an overabundance of interesting e-books. Discover more about how interior lighting can affect your mood, what Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is all about, how you can boost your sales, and much more with this month’s issue of Zendy’s top reads.
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in June:
1)Lighting for Interior Design (e-Book)
Light surrounds us every day. This e-book is an introduction to the subject of architectural lighting design. Drawing on scientific and mathematical formulas, it explores the aesthetic and emotional capabilities of well-designed lighting. How does natural lighting affect interior spaces?
2) Summary of The Alchemist: By Paulo Coelho (e-Book)
The Alchemist is a best-selling novel about a shepherd named Santiago, who abandons his life in Spain to embark upon an epic treasure hunt across Africa. This e-book provides a comprehensive summary of the novel, key themes and motifs, character analysis, and character relationships.
3)Amp Up Your Sales: Powerful Strategies That Move Customers to Make Fast, Favorable Decisions (e-Book)
Succeeding as a sales professional is like being a professional athlete. How can you stand out in a seemingly infinite crowd of hardworking competitors? This practical e-book, filled with real-world techniques, shows you how to become a trusted sales professional who consistently wins new business.
4)AQA GCSE (9-1) Combined Science Trilogy Student Book (e-Book)
Build your students’ scientific thinking, analysis, and evaluation with this textbook that leads them seamlessly from basic concepts to more complicated theories, with topical examples, practical activities, and mathematical support throughout its content.
5)Project Management: A Common-Sense Guide to the PMBOK Program, Part Two–Plan and Execution (e-Book)
Stay on top of how project management and planning have evolved and learn more about risk, quality, human resource management, and procurement. This e-book helps you to differentiate between planning and scheduling in project management and provides you with a guideline of what to look out for when executing your projects.
Looking to keep up with the latest developments in your field? Zendy provides unlimited access to the academic resources that you need! Whether you are interested in the interaction of particles or you are itching to learn how to establish authentic and productive connections with people – there is something for everyone on Zendy!
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in May:
1) Computers: Classical, Quantum and Others (e-Book)
Interested in the behaviour of photons, electrons and other particles? This e-book provides a history of the origin of computing machines and an analysis of the mind phenomenon in a natural scientific paradigm. It is intended as a resource for senior students and researchers in natural sciences, scientific philosophy and contemporary psychology.
2) Endodontic Management of a Maxillary First Molar with Taurodontia and Two Palatal Canals: A Case Report (Article)
Maxillary first molar with two palatal canals is rare since extra canals are found mostly in the mesiobuccal root as the second mesiobuccal canal. This article describes an endodontic treatment of a three-rooted maxillary first molar with taurodontia and a palatal root with two separate canals.
3) Count Down: The Past, Present and Uncertain Future of the Big Four Accounting firms (e-Book)
This e-book outlines new challenges the Big Four auditing firms are facing. It also illustrates issues with auditing and advisory practices, regulations, and technological disruption, suggesting a more sustainable audit model to serve global capital markets better.
4) Got Your Attention? How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone (e-Book)
One in four people abandons a website if it takes longer than four seconds to load. In an impatient world of infobesity, people don’t want more information—they want to be intrigued, and they want to be intrigued fast. In her innovative e-book, Sam Horn explains how to replace overlong communications with concise, compelling, mutually rewarding two-way interactions that add value for all involved.
5) Identifying and Managing Depression in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease (Article)
Despite advances in cardiac care, patients who have coronary artery disease and have also been diagnosed with depression have higher morbidity and mortality rates. This article examines the epidemiology, clinical presentation, screening tools, and treatment recommendations for these patients.
Looking for new and interesting articles from leading academic publishers? Zendy provides simple access to scholarly resources across all subjects!
Can we prevent the next COVID-19 by fixing the global agricultural system? What is creativity in the arena of strategic management? What conditions provoke cardiac arrhythmias? Keep reading to find out.
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in April:
1) Fixing Our Global Agricultural System to Prevent the Next COVID-19 (Article)
While the world’s attention has been focused on controlling COVID-19, evidence has shown that the biodiversity crisis is a leading factor in its emergence and the outbreak of past infectious diseases. Feeding a growing human population in ways that minimise harm to biodiversity is important to prevent future pandemics. Why are we seeing more cases of pathogens crossing from wildlife to humans? What efforts are needed to affect change?
2) Alzheimer’s Disease: Pathological and Clinical Findings (e-Book)
Alzheimer’s disease is the most frequent cause of dementia and slowly causes cognitive impairment, altering patients’ daily activities. Approximately ten per cent of people over the age of seventy experience significant memory loss, and in more than half of the cases, the cause is Alzheimer’s disease. The e-book offers students, medical practitioners and specialists information on the pathological and clinical aspects of Alzheimer’s disease in depth.
3)Comprehensive Strategic Management: A Guide for Students, Insight for Managers (e-Book)
Looking for innovative approaches to strategic management? This e-book presents important concepts on strategic management by drawing on practices and findings by real organisations and includes conclusions from top business publications. This is a must-read for anyone interested in familiarising themselves with the practical tools of strategy management, how to use these tools, and solve real-world strategy issues.
4)Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty (e-Book)
This best-selling e-book is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to cardiovascular diseases. It covers the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes, mechanisms of heart failure, molecular mechanisms of dysrhythmias, and the genomic basis of cardiomyopathies. Packed with detailed illustrations, it is specifically designed to meet the needs of medical students during their initial encounters with patients with heart disease.
What is an organisation’s “cultural DNA”? In this e-book, Kimberly Wiefling discusses the elusive concept of organisational culture, enabling individuals, teams, and organisations to gain a deeper understanding of their organisation’s culture. Wiefling’s e-book is highly relevant to anyone determined to build effective teams across borders and boundaries of every kind.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th February, 2021: Zendy, the first subscription-based library for scholarly literature in MENA, has launched in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi 2030 vision aims to move towards a culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Zendy plans to support this vision by providing researchers, students, and other knowledge enthusiasts access to thousands of articles, e-books and scholarly resources.
Zendy’s mission is to break down barriers to scholarly discovery by providing individuals world-wide affordable access to the world’s latest research and literature. Traditionally academic literature is hidden behind expensive paywalls or restricted to those who are affiliated with a larger organisation.
Kamran R. Kardan, Founder and CEO of Knowledge E, says, “We are extremely excited to launch Zendy in Saudi Arabia, to increase the visibility of research in the Kingdom and promote education for all. Saudi Arabia is striving towards becoming a knowledge-based economy and, by expanding Zendy’s presence to the country, we aim to drive this shift forward.”
Zendy first launched in Jordan in late 2019, and the online library has since accumulated thousands of users across North Africa and the Middle East. It hosts over 120,000 publications including more than 30,000 journals and 30,000 e-books. Zendy also allows users to save searches, export citations and navigate easily according to material type, subject, publication title, language and more.
To celebrate Zendy’s launch, all Saudi Arabia users will receive a 50% discount on the yearly plan by using the discount code SAUDILAUNCH50 when subscribing here.
Click here to start your scholarly journey with Zendy.
Zendy was created to facilitate access to academic literature. By addressing the key challenges that we face with traditional ways of finding relevant, high-quality, academic content, Zendy strives to provide peace of mind to all students, researchers, professionals and knowledge enthusiasts.
Zendy is developed by Knowledge E in a growing collaboration with researchers, students, institutions and publishers. Zendy democratises access to content by making it more affordable and accessible. There are no limitations on reading, just simple access to scholarly resources.
Established in 2012, Knowledge E’s name was fast to become synonymous with collaboration, professionalism and innovation. Head-quartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and supported by a team of over 40 highly engaged professionals, Knowledge E works closely with over 200 clients world-wide from various types of organisations and government entities within the research and education sector to support their continued innovation and development. This is achieved by providing leading expertise, information resources and software solutions. Since its inception, Knowledge E has prudently expanded its expertise, services and technology in line with its vision of developing ‘a more knowledgeable world’.
Knowledge E’s three core offerings are the 3D’s; ‘Discover’, ‘Develop’ and ‘Disseminate’. ‘Discover’ powered by Zendy, through the KnE Digital Library Solutions for research literature discovery, as well as tailored content packages; ‘Develop’ through the KnE Training Programmes, supporting capacity building and skills development within academia as well as the KnE Consulting Projects, serving universities on their mission to become ‘world-class universities’; and ‘Disseminate’ through the KnE Publishing Services and the platform for Open Access publishing of regional journals and conference proceedings.
2020 tested our resilience, forcing the world to change and for most of us, change how we live and work. As we enter 2021, many of us ask, what will the post-pandemic normal look like? How will we build a better future?
At Zendy, we know that our users are working hard, reading up on the latest developments and research, to come up with great ideas and smart solutions! What were our users reading in December?
1) Antitrust Law and Economics (e-Book)
This comprehensive e-book provides a broad overview of the major topics of antitrust law from an economic perspective. It contains ten in-depth papers on antitrust law and economics, covering issues such as predatory pricing, essential facilities, tying, vertical restraints, enforcement, mergers, market power, and facilitating practices.
2) Development of Science and Technology of Food Resources (e-Book)
Wenbiao Wu’s e-book provides extensive insights into the science and technology of sustainable food resources. It is the perfect resource for farmers, food production enterprises, and government administrators involved in making food policies or scientists interested in developing sustainable food resources and their production systems.
3)Acetaminophen: Properties, Clinical Uses and Adverse Effects (e-Book)
This e-book presents current research around the properties, clinical uses and adverse effects of acetaminophen, commonly known as paracetamol. Can sesame oil treat acetaminophen-overdose-associated liver injuries and paracetamol use in the elderly? Which methods can be used to remove acetaminophen from water supplies?
What is an e-society? In her e-book, Becky Loo guides us through the technical and social complexities of an e-society which she describes as “the pervasive influence of advanced technologies in microelectronics, informatics and telecommunications on people’s mindsets and lifestyles.” How are digital technologies invading our personal lives?
5)Steam Generators: Design, Types and Applications (e-Book)
Interested in the development of novel fast-neutron reactors? Or perhaps you want to learn more about heavy liquid metal coolants? This e-book presents a wide range of research on steam generators including its structural designs, advances in modelling and simulation, transport reactor plants and corrosion performances.