1 - Paywalls
You will encounter paywalls if you just use Google. This means you will be asked to pay before accessing content. If you instead go through the library provided links you will get through these paywalls automatically, at least to all the content that the library subscribes to.
2 - Credibility
With Google there is always the question of credibility. When you do academic research it is often recommended to use sources which are of academic standard, for example peer-reviewed articles are often preferable to articles found in trade journals. (To learn the difference between different types of sources visit this page, to learn more about journal types, go here).
3 - Findability
Google does index some academic content, but not all. So searching the library systems will produce more academic results and you will most likely be able to find something useful faster. Our EDS also filtering options to limit your results to see the ones that are most relevant for you.
4 - Diversity
While you will find a lot through Google, the library has access to materials that are specifically designed to meet your needs. The maritime sector is a very specific academic subject and we work hard to collect the best information for you. To meet your needs we have books, journals, reports, IMO:s and can grant you access to maritime databases like Clarkson's Shipping Intelligence, BIMCO and Drewry Shipping Insight, just to mention a few.
...if you do Google
Googling can in some cases be helpful, for example if you are looking for official documents published by the UN many of these are available freely online. If you encounter a specific article which the library does not have access to, googling might also serve in helping you locate it. There are some extensions for your Chrome browser which can aid you in finding full texts, e.g.: Unpaywall and LazyScholar.