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Full details of IFN001 Advanced Information Research Skills are available in the unit outline.

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Description: The Resource Log is designed to assess your understanding and application of the skills and concepts you have learned in the unit, and provide a record of resources and strategies for your future reference.

Weight: 100%. You will receive a grade for IFN001 based on your mark out of 100 for the Resource Log.

Word limit: The word limit listed in the Resource Log is a guide only. There are no deductions for being over the word limit but we encourage you to answer the questions clearly and succinctly.

Due date

The due date for your assessment is based on when you commenced your course of study and your mode of study. That is, for full-time students, the IFN001 assessment is to be submitted no later than three months from the commencement date of your course, whilst part-time students have six months from the date of commencement into your course. You will receive a Welcome email from the AIRS Coordination team with your specific due date.

We recommend you complete the assessment as early as possible to gain the maximum benefit in preparing your literature review.

Please email us at with any queries about your assessment.


  1. Download the AIRS Assessment documents:
    Resource log template (MS WORD, 277KB) Assessment criteria (PDF, 442KB)
  2. Reflect on your existing skills and capabilities, determine your study mode, engage with the resources online and/or book into workshops and plan your workload.
  3. Complete the answers according to the question requirements of the assessment template and note the answer prompts.
  4. Consult the assessment criteria for more information about the resource log requirements.
  5. Submit the work to the IFN001 AIRS Blackboard community site
    1. Go to the IFN001 AIRS Blackboard community site by going to QUT Blackboard, click on the 'Communities' tab, do a Community Search for 'IFN001', then click on the link that corresponds to your year of enrolment.
    2. Go to Assessment and click on Resource Log Submission Link
    3. Submit a single Word or PDF file using the filenaming convention: AIRS_Familyname_Personalname_yyyy_mm_dd, where the date is the actual date of submission.
  6. Transcript

    Watch the video: IFN001 AIRS: Submission guidelines (YouTube video, 1m25s)

Help with your resource log

Attend an IFN001 AIRS Resource Log Drop-In Clinic for targeted help with your resource log.

Contact your Liaison Librarian by email or for consultation by appointment for discipline specific questions or clarification of requirements for particular questions.

Increase your network and engage with other students by using the AIRS Yammer group. If you have questions or comments about the resources or the AIRS curriculum, or simply want to connect with other students who are at the same stage of their research journey - Yammer might work for you.