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.
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.
It’s almost the end of the year! It has been an unusual year and we can’t wait to see what next year brings. But let’s not worry about that right now. Instead, let’s revel in an exciting collection of e-books and articles to get us ready for the new year!
Here are Zendy’s top 5 downloaded reads in November:
1) Romanticism (e-Book)
In Catherine Corman’s latest e-book, she provides a fresh collection of poems inspired from the memoirs, letters and diaries of Martha Graham, Anaïs Nin, Marguerite Duras, Billie Holiday and Diane Arbus. Accompanied by photographs that trace their lives, Corman brings life to the words of these five bold women.
2)August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle (e-Book)
August Wilson was an American playwright who chronicled the African-American experience in the 20th century. This e-book is the first volume devoted to Wilson’s last five plays: Jitney, Seven Guitars, King Hedley II, Gem of the Ocean, and Radio Golf. It contains an extensive and diverse array of discussions from leading Wilson scholars and literary critics.
3)The Netflix Effect: Technology and Entertainment in the 21st Century (e-Book)
Over the past decade, streaming services such as Netflix have shaped how we engage with media. This e-book provides insightful essays by academics from a range of disciplines, discussing Netflix’s effects on technology, entertainment, industry, and society. Ranging from politics to economics to technology, this is a valuable resource for those navigating the media industry.
4)Achievements and Solutions in Mechanical Engineering (e-Book)
Interested in robotics and mechatronics? Or perhaps you want to learn more about 3D printing? This e-book presents recent research that aims to improve theoretical and practical activities in the field of mechanical engineering. This research is based on the peer reviewed papers presented at the 4th International Conference of Mechanical Engineering in Romania.
5) Highly Selective Oxidation of Carbohydrates in an Efficient Electrochemical Energy Converter: Cogenerating Organic Electrosynthesis (Journal article)
Energy converters are used to supply stationary and mobile devices with minimum environmental impact. This article proposes an approach to make catalysts that can convert carbohydrates into chemicals selectively and produce electrical power and recoverable heat.
Whether you’re curious about renewable energy engineering or interested in progressing into a healthcare management role, Zendy has something for everyone! We’re always looking for our next great read – so what are the best e-books and journal articles to dive into? To lend a hand, every month, we share the top 5 downloaded resources on Zendy.
Here are Zendy’s top 5 downloaded reads in October:
1)Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future (e-Book)
In this e-book, leading scholars from education, law, communications, sociology, and cultural studies explore the digital transformation taking place in a variety of educational contexts. It examines such topics as social media usage in schools, online youth communities, and distance learning in developing countries. How are popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram transforming how teachers teach? What controversies surround the integration of social media in students’ lives?
2)Renewable Energy Engineering: Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydrogen and Geothermal Energy Systems (e-Book)
Researchers and politicians around the world agree that renewable energy technologies will play an increasingly important role in strengthening national economies in the future. This e-book examines recent advances in specific renewable energy systems. From solar energy systems to thermal energy storage, readers will be able to broaden their understanding of complex renewable energy projects. How will the renewable energy industry impact power capacity in the future?
‘Nutrition Through the Life Cycle’ summarises what is known about the relationship between diet and health at different points in the life cycle, and the nutritional requirements of individuals of different ages. Filled with resources to guide the study of nutrition, this e-book also uses current research to explain the nutritional foundations necessary for the growth, development and normal functioning of individuals at each stage of their life span.
4)Novel and Potent Inhibitors Targeting DHODH are Broad-Spectrum Antivirals against RNA Viruses including Newly-Emerged Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Journal article)
Emerging and re-emerging RNA viruses occasionally cause epidemics and pandemics worldwide, such as the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus. This journal article discusses two inhibitors of human DHODH, S312 and S416, with favourable drug-likeness and pharmacokinetic profiles. Which viruses did these inhibitors show antiviral effects against? Was it effective against the coronavirus?
5) The Global Healthcare Manager: Competencies, Concepts, and Skills (e-Book)
Interested in healthcare management and leadership? This e-book provides a comprehensive overview of healthcare management and leadership in a global context, with real-world perspectives from a broad range of countries, cultures, and delivery settings. Written for both students and practitioners, this e-book incorporates examples, case studies, exercises and guidelines to reinforce key concepts.
The usual back-to-school season that September brings has been in flux this year!
With the future being so uncertain, now is an excellent time to spend a few hours with a compelling new read. Whether you’re looking to learn something new, or just to stay distracted during these strange times, here are Zendy’s top 5 downloaded articles and e-books in September:
1) MRI: The Basics (e-Book)
‘MRI: The Basics’ offers an excellent introduction to the physics behind MR imaging. It covers everything from basic principles and key math concepts to more advanced topics, including the latest MR techniques and optimum image creation. With hundreds of high-quality illustrations, board-style questions and answers, legible equations, and instructive diagrams, this e-book takes you from the basics of MR physics through current applications.
2) Bullet Points in ENT: Postgraduate and Exit Exam Preparation (e-Book)
This e-book is a complete guide for postgraduate and exit exam candidates studying otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. It covers the full range of topics in the modern ENT syllabus in bite-sized chapters so that trainees can easily learn and retain key information. It also offers a valuable overview of otolaryngology for trainees specialised in plastic surgery, audiology and speech-language pathology.
3) Self Development for Early Years Managers (e-Book)
Interested in early years management? This e-book is a must-have for students, assessors and nursery nurses with an interest in career development into management. Tracking the career development of a nursery nurse into a managerial role, this e-book offers advice on what is expected in a managerial role, whilst also providing case-studies to challenge readers to develop their own views.
4) Common Challenges for Instructors in Large Online Courses: Strategies to Mitigate Student and Instructor Frustration (Journal article)
It is no surprise that the number of students enrolling in online courses has grown substantially recently. Using examples from large online classes and the existing research on best practices in online education, this article discusses the common challenges instructors of high-enrolment online courses (70+ students) are facing. How can we minimise these challenges and increase instructional effectiveness?
5) British Cultural Studies: An Introduction (e-Book)
In his e-book, Graeme Turner provides an exciting introduction to the body of communications theory known as British cultural studies. Beginning with a history of cultural studies, Turner transforms a complex field into coherent knowledge. He explores central themes like language, semiotics, Marxism and ideology, individualism, subjectivity and discourse and raises new questions about citizenship, consumerism, identity and politics.
Looking for cutting-edge research to advance in your field of study? Zendy is a huge library equipped with an exciting range of resources. Whether you’re looking to uncover the secrets behind wildlife behaviour, or curious about the history of electrical engineering – Zendy has it all!
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in August. Ready to dive in?
1) Biotechnology: Health, Food, Energy and Environment Applications (e-Book)
Are you interested in exploring novel ideas or innovative solutions? At its simplest, biotechnology is all about harnessing nature’s processes to develop new technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. Peering behind the scenes, this e-book explores the multiple products and processes hidden in the rich genome of microbes, plants and animals.
Teaching design and technology? This is the perfect resource for teachers who are looking to teach their students more about designing and technical principles and a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. It also provides teaching and practical guidance, including lesson plans, and strategies to help teachers deliver the specification.
3) Quantitative and Qualitative Response of Wheat to Pseudomonas Fluorescens Rhizobacteria Application (Journal article)
Rhizobacteria have been used to increase the growth, yield, and stress tolerance of crop plants. This study investigated the effect of pseudomonas fluorescens rhizobacteria on the yield components, grain quality and nutritional elements in wheat and soil. What was the effect of rhizobacteria on soil productivity? Was there a significant difference in the nutritional quality of the grains?
4)Museum Movies: The Museum of Modern Art and the Birth of Art Cinema (e-Book)
Interested in film historiography? In her e-book, Haidee Wasson provides a rich cultural history of the cinema’s transformation from a passing amusement to an enduring art form. Wasson reveals how New York’s Museum of Modern Art played a significant role in transforming film culture during the interwar years. Why do people watch old films? What is a film museum?
5)Corporate Debt Maturity and Acquisition Decisions (Journal article)
Looking to learn more about corporate debt? This article provides an empirical analysis of the effects of corporate debt maturity on firms’ acquisition decisions. What is the relationship between debt maturity and acquisition propensity? How does the dispersion of debt maturities impact capital structures?