This catalogue lists the solo and chamber works written specifically for the instruments of the viola da gamba family through the entire course of its historic development.
Catalog of 20th Century and Later Viol Music (currently not available)
The Index of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain concentrated initially on English sources, which are now largely indexed, but is now indexing continental sources, both printed and in manuscript.
A catalog of existing historical viols, by Peter Tourin and Tom MacCracken
The RISM Catalogue of Musical Sources contains over 1.2 million records on written musical sources, both prints and manuscripts. RISM records what exists and where it can be found.
Catalogues and digital collections of Italian libraries, with ReMI Rete della Musica Italiana
The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue is a meta-search engine for finding several hundred million media in library and book trade catalogues worldwide.
WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries around the world.
Gallica is the digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and its partners.
An almost complete database of historical treatises
Systematic repertoire of theorists, treatises, composers, musical pieces cited from the 14th to the 18th century.
RIdIM promotes, supports and conducts worldwide cataloguing and research projects, workshops and conferences dealing with visual culture related to music, dance, and the dramatic arts.
An Iconography database focussed on depictions of music making that may record aspects of contemporaneous performance practice.
The SMI makes available and searchable texts on music theory and literature written in Italian.
The Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML), is an online archive of music theory in Latin, which aims to give free access to and make searchable every known Latin text on music from the late antiquity to the seventeenth century, in multiple editions and in transcriptions from original sources.
The bibliographic project sets out to establish a German National Bibliography of 17th-century imprints. All German titles and all titles which are printed or published in the former German-speaking countries will be catalogued. Broadsheets are listed, musica practica (notations) and maps are excluded.
J[ournal]stor provides access to academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in many disciplines.
The RILM documents and disseminates music research worldwide. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a comprehensive bibliography of writings about music, featuring bibliographic citations, abstracts, and indexing. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text expands and enhances a global bibliography of writings on music
John Rutledge’s bibliography of the viols, fairly complete up until 1997.
An extensive bibliography by the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, part of a research project on microtonality. The Foundation library also contains a library of microtonal scores, books and other publications.
Oxford University Press
Fret calculator for pythagorean, meantone, Werckmeister, Vallotti and equal temperament
An online museum about the history of music printing
The Delius Database comprises all the music viewed or surveyed by Nikolaus Delius over the decades of his research activity, and consists of some 23,000 entries.