As an international consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net fosters internet networks worldwide with the objective of enhancing teaching and research in the social sciences and the humanities by reviewing and discussing scholarly contents. It is committed to pioneering the use of new communication technologies to facilitate the free exchange of academic ideas and scholarly resources. The service is especially useful for substantial reviews of recently published books, which may have not yet been picked up by indexes. Films, softwares, websites and museum exhibits are also evaluated. The H-Net reviews are available in full-text in html format while a printable version in pdf is also available on the H-Net webpages or through its discussion networks pages. The books and multimedia reviews (more than 10,000 a year) are commissioned by the H-Net academic discussion groups, which are an open hospitable forum for book’s authors and readers to respond to the review. Each H-Net discussion network, with a total of over 100 email lists spanning many fields of study, has its own review editor. Access is completely free for all users. Navigation and meterial retrieval in this website are quite easy thanks to an advanced search feature and to a clear website’s architecture.