Top 5 reads of October 2020
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? Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/20938 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? Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/20939 3) Nutrition Through the Life Cycle(e-Book) '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. Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/20940 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? Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/21069 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. Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/20941 Access articles, e-books, magazines and more on Zendy – your gateway to knowledge and discovery! Zendy is now available in Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and the UAE. Sign up todayhere!
Affordable access to research in North Africa and the Middle East, following new Taylor & Francis and Zendy partnership
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2nd November, 2020:Readers in 39 countries across North Africa and the Middle East will have a new affordable option for accessing the latest research, following a new partnership between leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group and the information services experts at Knowledge E. Almost 2,500 Taylor & Francis journals, representing every research area from Anthropology to Zoology, are now available through Knowledge E’s Zendy platform. Developed for regions where research publications can be less affordable, especially for individuals not affiliated with an academic institution, Zendy gives subscribers access to a world of knowledge from the brightest minds. Zendy is an online platform that enables individual subscribers to navigate based on subject, material type, date, and more. Users can discover content from their favorite publishers, now including Taylor & Francis, save search results, and enjoy unlimited article downloads. Kamran R.Kardan, Founder and CEO of Knowledge E which developed Zendy, says this collaboration with Taylor & Francis is an “important step” towards Zendy’s goal of further increasing the visibility and dissemination of research. He added: “We’re very excited to be extending our relationship with Taylor & Francis. The addition of their collection to our expanding portfolio is fantastic and it is sure to bring incredible value toZendy’scommunity.” Enabling access to research in the Global South is a key driver for Taylor & Francis’ partnership with Zendy, and this initiative sits alongside others which support affordable and free access to academic research. Zendy, which puts access choice in the hands of individual readers, complements these activities and offers a new opportunity to connect practitioners and the public with cutting-edge knowledge. Christoph Chesher, Chief Commercial Officer, Taylor & Francis Group, states: “At Taylor & Francis we’re committed to reaching the widest readership possible with the research we publish. Ensuring there are affordable choices for readers in every part of the world is vital for achieving this goal, which is why we’re so excited by the potential of this partnership with Zendy.” About Zendy Zendy is an online platform created to provide individuals with access to scholarly research and literature. Zendy originates from the notion of building a more knowledgeable world, as there has never been a time where easy, affordable access to content has been more needed. Access to scientific publications is particularly troublesome in developing countries, where many universities cannot afford the subscription databases required for advancing research and studies. Zendy is working to remove barriers from scholarly discovery to make academic literature affordable and accessible to everyone, all academic and non-academic professionals, students, and knowledge enthusiasts. Zendy is developed by Knowledge E in a growing collaboration with researchers, students, institutions, and publishers to facilitate the democratization of knowledge. www.zendy.io About Knowledge E 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 organizations 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. www.knowledgee.com About Taylor & Francis Group Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, e-books and reference works our content spans all areas of humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science, technology and medicine. www.taylorandfrancis.com
MENA’s first subscription-based library for academia launches in Bahrain
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 1st November, 2020: The region’s first digital library for scholarly literature, Zendy, has launched in Bahrain, giving users access to the latest international research and literature. Traditionally, academic literature is hidden behind costly paywalls or restricted to those who are affiliated with a larger organisation. Zendy aims to break down barriers to scholarly discovery by providing individuals affordable access to the world’s latestresearch and literature. Kamran R.Kardan, Founder and CEO at Knowledge E says, “We are extremely excited to launch Zendy in Bahrain, to help enable a learning based society and provide more of the region with access to scholarly research and literature. “Bahrain is fast emerging as a regional hub for technological innovation, and one of the key drivers for innovation is the ability to access and share knowledge. Zendy’s launch in Bahrain aims to fuel the local knowledge economy and in turn foster an innovation ecosystem.” Zendy first launched in Jordan in late 2019, and the online library has since accumulated over 8,500 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 Bahrain users will receive a 50% discount on the annual plan as part of the introductory offer (valid for a limited period)! Take a step towards a more knowledgeable self andsign upon Zendy today! About 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. www.zendy.io About Knowledge E Established in 2012, Knowledge E’s name was fast to become synonymous with collaboration, professionalism and innovation. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, 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. www.knowledgee.com
Top 5 reads of September 2020
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. Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/21070 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. Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/21071 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. Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/21072 4) Common Challenges for Instructors in Large Online Courses: Strategies to Mitigate Student and Instructor Frustration(Journal article) Itis nosurprisethat the number of students enrolling in online courses has grown substantiallyrecently.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? Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/13467 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. Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/21073 Access articles, e-books, magazines and more on Zendy – your gateway to knowledge and discovery! Zendy is now available in Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and the UAE. Sign up todayhere!
Top 5 reads of August 2020
It’s the start of the new academic year! 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. Continue readinghere:https://zendy.io/title/21074 2) Design and Technology (e-Book) 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. Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/21075 3) Quantitative andQualitativeResponseofWheattoPseudomonasFluorescensRhizobacteriaApplication (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? Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/21076 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? Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/21077 5) Corporate Debt Maturity and Acquisition Decisions (Journal article) Looking to learnmore 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? Continue reading here:https://zendy.io/title/13043 Access these articles, e-books and more on Zendy – your gateway to knowledge and discovery! Zendy is now available in Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and the UAE. Start your free trial here!