This bibliography includes both original materials from the 16th and 17th centuries as well as all the writings and scholarship concerning the vihuela since those early times up to the present.

In addition to giving details of authors, titles, and place of publication, the entries have additional information to assist you in finding related material, or to search for anything you may need through detailed checklist that enables this bibliography to function as a significant research tool. In the notes field, you will find details of the libraries that hold copies of some of the key historical works, or the corresponding URL if the material is available online. The notes also include abstracts or summaries of many recent books and journal articles.

There is an extensive list of keywords to facilitate searching chronologically or geographically, by composer or musical genre, by instrument or research field.