How are NC LIVE resources different from what I can get with a regular Google search?

The majority of NC LIVE's resources are not freely available, nor are they searchable online. NC LIVE resources are vetted by librarians and researchers for reliability, authenticity, and credibility. They include the full-text of many subscription-only magazines, journals, and newspapers, as well as ebooks, videos, and other resources.

See this NC State University Libraries video on evaluating sources for credibility for more information.