RILM: "A history of the instrument, with information about the construction and repertoire, and particular reference to performance techniques. The derivation of the term "mandolin" is discussed, as are the differences between the mandolino and the Neapolitan mandolin."
Tyler, James and Sparks, Paul
"The Mandolin: Its Structure and Performance (Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries),"
Performance Practice Review:
2, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/ppr/vol9/iss2/5