Answered By: Vika Zafrin
Last Updated: May 12, 2015     Views: 2

Yes—in fact, BU actively works to make all items in OpenBU discoverable through searching via popular engines such as Google and Google Scholar. It is one way to make the knowledge BU produces used as widely and productively as possible.


The license allows BU to enable both commercial and nonprofit entities to use both the articles and information associated with them (such as citations, but not the full text) to provide search and other services—including bibliographic data and citation lists. Such commercial uses are permissible as long as the articles themselves are not sold for a profit, and the use is consistent with the goals of the Open Access Policy.

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