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.
When did impressionism begin? What cognitive abilities do spiders have? How has supply chain management evolved? We want to know the answers to these questions too!
With Zendy, you can explore a vast amount of content across subjects such as art, science, medicine, technology, and more. So what are our readers interested in? Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in March:
1. Claude Monet (e-Book)
If you love impressionism as much as we do then this e-book is for you! Throughout his life, Claude Monet captured natural movements around him and translated them into fluid, sensational paintings. But for Monet, the act of creation was always a painful struggle. In this e-book, explore the life and artistic development of Monet, from his early work of figures to landscapes, during the Impressionist period.
2) Spider Behaviour: Flexibility and Versatility (e-Book)
Did you know that spiders can produce up to 7 different types of silk? This e-book presents a comprehensive summary of behavioural research on spiders. Starting with an introductory chapter on spider biology, systematics, and evolution, it discusses under-explored areas of spider behaviour from foraging and web building to communication and courtship.
3)Evolution of Supply Chain Management: Ethical Issues for Leaders (Article)
The changes in supply chain today are taking place at a very fast pace. This article traces the evolution of the field of Supply Chain Management (SCM) from the mid-19th century till the present day. Given the rapid growth in technological advances, it further discusses the ethical and leadership challenges expected to be faced in supply chain management.
4)Cushing’s Syndrome: Screening and Diagnosis (Article)
Cushing’s syndrome (CS) is a disorder that occurs when your body makes too much of the hormone cortisol over a long period of time. This article summarises the recent literature on the clinical and biochemical aspects of CS diagnostics to help physicians choose the best screening test for diagnosing endogenous hypercortisolism.
What are the detrimental effects of trade-based money laundering (TBML)? TBML activity is emerging as an issue of growing interest to academics and policymakers. This extensive e-book discusses the scope of the trade-based money laundering problem and analyses selected U.S. government policy responses to address it.
Staying up to date with literature is perhaps the single most important skill that remains crucial throughout a researcher’s career. To help you keep track of academic literature, we have dug through our data to pull you a list of the top reads from Zendy – so that you don’t have to!
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in February:
1. Acupuncture: Methods, Health Benefits and Effectiveness (e-Book)
Did you know that the ancient practice of acupuncture started in China approximately 3000 years ago? Today, it has gained growing popularity as an alternative and complementary therapeutic intervention in Western societies. This e-book reviews the different methods, health benefits and the effectiveness of acupuncture based on current studies.
2. Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain (e-Book)
Up to 95% of cancer pain can be treated successfully. This e-book provides a practical guide to managing and treating complex cancer pain and is an essential read for all oncologists, pain, and palliative care specialists. It also focuses on cancer pain management for patients in a community setting, including collaboration between pain and palliative medicine.
3. The Tertiary Education Imperative: Knowledge, Skills and Values for Development (e-Book)
The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations (UN) in 2015 has renewed the importance of education towards economic and social development. Against this background, this e-book explores the crucial role of tertiary education towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
4. Google Cloud Platform for Architects : Design and Manage Powerful Cloud Solutions (e-Book)
Using a public cloud platform was considered risky a decade ago and unconventional even just a few years ago. Today, the use of the public cloud is completely mainstream. This e-book provides cloud architects with how to scale their cloud system and boost its security. It also includes insights into the best GCP services, helping you understand how and when to use them.
5. Introduction to Public Health, Second Edition: Promises and Practice (e-Book)
How are the fields of medicine and public health different? How is health defined? This comprehensive e-book combines both academics and public health officials’ perspectives to examine the field of public health. It also covers organisation, finance, leadership, and initiatives related to current public health practice.
It is often said that how you begin January sets the tone for the rest of the year. At Zendy, we know that despite the COVID-19 pandemic curbing some activity options, there’s one activity that remains available still and that’s catching up on the best academic literature!
Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in January:
1.Managing Organisational Behaviour (e-Book)
Interested in understanding and managing organisational behaviour? This e-book provides cutting-edge research and tools to help students, teachers, and researchers to understand, analyse, describe and manage attitudes and behaviour in organisations. Drawing on key concepts and theories, it features articles, books, case studies, and research reports that elucidate the factors influencing organisations’ behaviour.
This e-book takes the reader through the journey of a patient diagnosed with breast cancer and her caregiver’s experience. It provides an overview of her cancer treatment and care in simple terms including diagnosis, medical treatment options, physical and psychosocial side effects, complementary therapies, and how a patient’s active participation in her treatment helps her fight cancer.
3. Sustainable Design: Towards a New Ethic in Architecture and Town Planning (e-Book)
Sustainable architecture strives to form buildings using a combination of energy-efficient technology, renewable materials, and innovative design. This e-book covers the work of the 2007 and 2008 prize winners of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Before providing a deeper insight into their projects and designs, each architect’s work and ideas are introduced.
4. Software Modeling and Design: UML, Use Cases, Patterns, and Software Architectures (e-Book)
This is a must-have e-book for any senior technologist involved in the software development life cycle. It covers how to model and design software applications from use cases to software architectures in UML and shows how to apply the COMET UML-based modelling and design method to real-world problems.
5.Performance and Productivity in Public and Nonprofit Organisations (e-Book)
What is performance? What is productivity? This comprehensive e-book provides an overview of organisational and performance productivity strategies in public and nonprofit organisations. Designed for professional use and courses, it covers the traditional approaches to productivity improvement and its evolution throughout the years.
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.