•   Email Librarian:   library@cma.edu.jm   (reply will be given within 24-48 hours)
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Library Services

Frequently Asked Question

Scholarly, or peer-reviewed, articles are a specific type of article that you might be required to use for some of your classes. The library databases as well as the research search engines will assist.

Ask a Librarian reference email is monitored Monday - Friday, except for official holidays. Our goal is always to answer your question(s) within 24 hours during the week.

Depending on the demand of a specific book(s) then consideration will be given on the time it is out, outside of that there are no limit on the number of books that can be checked out.

Access to the CMA Library's databases and electronic resources is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the Academy. In order to access library databases from off-campus, users must sign in with a unique user name and password. This is accessible through your librarian.

Lost and Found is handled at the circulation area for each library: Items found in the library by staff will be will log and hold for 30 days.

No food or drink is allowed in the library, to preserve library collections and equipment; and to maintain the overall cleanliness, longevity, and comfort of library furnishings.

  • A validated JDF ID is required.
  • Register for borrowing privileges at the Circulation Desk at the Library
  • Borrow and return books to the Circulation Desk at the main entrance of the library
  • 1. In Google Scholar, select the menu icon in the top left corner
    2. In the left sidebar, select “Settings” (gear icon)
    3. In the left sidebar, select “Library Links”
    4. Search for “Jamaica Defence Force” in the search box
    5. Check the boxes for all Jamaica Defence Force and World Cat options
    6. Select “Save”

    Email a librarian at library@cma.edu.jm, we may be able to purchase the title as an eBook or we may check and steer you to a version that publishers have made freely available during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    What it means for a source to be credible/reliable can vary depending on the context of its use. Generally, a credible or reliable source is one that experts in your subject domain would agree is valid for your purposes. This can vary, so it is best to use one of the source evaluation methods that best fits your needs. Do remember that credibility is contextual! It is important to critically evaluate sources because using credible/reliable sources makes you a more informed writer. (youtube video Research 101 credibility is contextual Anna Eisen)