How can I find out what books have been published about the violin? How can I find out what music has been published for violin?
You can perform the same searches as recommended under the Books or Recordings tabs above, but search OhioLINK instead of just MaagNET. That will find you the vast majority of materials. You can also use WorldCat or one of the books listed below.
3-volume dictionary/encyclopedia of musical instruments. The entry on "violin" is 40 pages and is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Structure, (3) The 1520s to ca. 1600, (4) From ca. 1600 to ca. 1785, and (5) Since ca. 1785. Photos and illustrations. Bibliography of approximately 180 books and articles.