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The buzzworthy backstory of Zendy’s new look!

Closeup of a bee on a sunflower.

Zendy has a beautiful new look that went live in March – the month of reading! The vibrant new design reflects Zendy’s personality aptly and promises a smoother journey for the user.

As you may have noticed, Zendy’s new look revolves around a bee. What inspired us to go with the bee?

Bees have fascinated researchers for decades. They have excellent communication and social learning skills and are capable of incredibly complex behaviors. Pollinating bees are one of the vital reasons behind flourishing plant communities, agricultural production, carbon cycling, and many other essential services to our environment that we often fail to notice.

Similarly, Zendy’s purpose is to foster communication and encourage collaborative efforts among researchers and leaders worldwide. With more than 120,000 publications, Zendy is on track with its goal to pollinate the world with knowledge and become the ultimate digital library!

Sign up today and stay tuned for a dose of Zendy’s nectar of knowledge!

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Top 5 downloaded articles of February 2020

Zendy boasts a wealth of information across subjects such as science, medicine, technology, and more. Which topics resonated with our audience the most? Here are the top downloaded articles by Zendy Plus users in February 2020:

1) Hydraulic engineering: Fundamental concepts

“Hydraulic Engineering: Fundamental Concepts” includes hydraulic processes with corresponding systems and devices. The hydraulic processes include the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and pressurized pipe flow systems. This book illustrates the use of appropriate pipeline networks along with various devices like pumps, valves, and turbines. The knowledge of these processes and devices is extended to design, analysis and implementation. Continue reading on Zendy Plus:

2) Investment in peer review is an investment in the future of nursing

Peer review is an impartial mechanism designed to scrutinize and examine the rigor of research and scholarly publications. In practice disciplines such as nursing, participation in the peer review process is especially important to ensure that we practice and teach according to the best available evidence. In an earlier opinion editorial, El-Masri (2011) had addressed the issue of sustaining quality peer review. Continue reading on Zendy Plus:

3) Water: The final resource; How the politics of water will impact on the world

Up to the turn of the century, the world’s population had grown with water abundant in most developing countries. Then everything changed. Ocean oscillations (which affect the weather patterns) have altered, leading to droughts in areas that were expecting rain, and flooding for those previously anticipating arid conditions. The result is that around a fifth of the world’s population will receive much less rain than expected. What effect will this have? Continue reading on Zendy Plus:

4) Integrated conflict management systems pay off with lower levels of formal grievances and lower turnover rates

The authors investigate survey and personnel file data from 5,456 individuals from 2003 to 2010 and test key predictions of Integrated Conflict Management Systems (ICMS) theory. They find that employees whose managers provide high-quality conflict management interviews (CMIs) have a lower likelihood of formal grievances, significantly more perceptions of participative department culture, and lower turnover rates. Continue reading on Zendy Plus:

5) The secret life of the sun

This basic story is what science has told for decades: solar birth, a dreary stretch of time and then genesis. But powerful new space telescopes and the burgeoning field of “cosmochemistry,” as well as genealogy techniques borrowed from biology, are enabling astronomers to write a much richer and more complex biography for the sun. The universe may have innumerable stars, but we can know only one intimately. Continue reading on Zendy Plus:

Access these articles and more on Zendy Plus – your gateway to knowledge and discovery! Zendy Plus is now available in Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and the UAE.

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United in knowledge: Zendy launches in the UAE

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 1st March, 2020: A new age of exploration dedicated to those seeking knowledge! Academic content is more accessible than ever with the birth of Zendy, now launched in the United Arab Emirates.

From gravitational waves to Middle Eastern archaeology, users in the UAE can now explore an incredible array of scholarly publications.

Zendy celebrates the Month of Reading with a UAE launch of over 120,000 publications across all disciplines and joins UAE with the vision of building a more sustainable model for reading in our societies.

Whether you are a leader, manager or entrepreneur, health and fitness enthusiast, number crunching banker or just buzzing to learn, there is something for everyone on Zendy!

A new way to research and discover

Zendy is not merely a digital library, it is equipped with a myriad of filters and tools that allow users to save searches, export citations and navigate easily according to publisher, date, subject, language, source and more. It breaks down the barriers of extortionate paywalls by providing affordable access to full-text publications with no download limitations.

“We are extremely excited to launch Zendy in the UAE, where it all began for us. The seeds of many great ideas are now at your fingertips. Zendy aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge that nourishes innovation.” – Founder and CEO of Knowledge E, Kamran R. Kardan.

To celebrate Zendy’s launch, all UAE users will receive a 30% discount on the monthly plan and a 50% discount on the annual plan as part of the introductory offer (valid for a limited period)!

United in knowledge. United in the UAE.

About Zendy

Zendy is an online platform that aims to innovatively facilitate access to academic literature. It addresses the key challenges that we face with conventional ways of finding high-quality and relevant, academic content. Current online scholarly libraries exist behind expensive paywalls or require university facilitated access. For developing countries, it can be difficult to access academic publications if they cannot afford the subscriptions. Zendy serves to provide knowledge to everyone, everywhere.

Zendy is developed by Knowledge E in a growing collaboration with researchers, students, institutions and publishers. Join us on the journey of scholarly discovery, and reach out to us if you share the same vision and would like to contribute in any way.

Zendy is now available in Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and the UAE with the rest of Africa and Middle East to follow in 2020.

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 30 highly engaged professionals, Knowledge E works closely with over 100 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’ through the KnE Digital Library Solutions powered by Zendy for research literature discovery, as well as tailored content packages; ‘Develop’ through the KnE Learning 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.