To gather sources for this information, I started searching for reading guides related to feminism and activism. In some cases, I found relevant information from search engines, in others, I went to specific websites (like Feministing and Bluestockings) that I suspected would have relevant resources. The main problem I encountered was that it was far more common to list books, whereas it sounds like you're more interested in articles. If you do decide to read books but are unsure of where to get a particular book, you might try looking at World Cat, which shows you if a text is located in a library near you. For access to articles, if you don't have access to an academic database through a university, most public libraries have access to large academic databases. You can also start searching with google.scholar. Apologies if all this is old hat to you!

The Center for Women's and Gender studies at UT Austin has a really thorough reading list as a pdf.

On page 11 of the pdf, there's a section of materials for activists. This is mostly going to be books rather than articles, however.

Here's a discussion list about readings to assign to a course on activism. It's from 2006, but it might have some good materials for you.
On the Issues magazine put together a reading list of 2011 books related to feminism. Again, these are books, but many of them are edited volumes, so you could pick an essay or two from those that make sense for your group.

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After scouring search engines, I was unable to find a list of Hartman's lectures and radio talks. Even her personal website linked from Columbia University's site no longer works.

However, I did find contact information for Hartman, which might be your best bet for acquiring a complete list: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/english/fac_profiles.htm#svh2102

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I agree about the Grrrl Zine Network being a great resource, if you are indeed looking for information about print zines (In my opinion online zines or e-zines are not remotely related to zines if they even exist, but I'm a zine librarian and overly sensitive.)

You might also refer to an article in Bitch that discussed feminist zines and I believe also online publications (i.e. blogs and static sites). Eleanor Whitney. "On the Page—In praise of zines: Pushing paper in the digital age," Bitch. Issue 31. 2006. If you can't track it down on your own, email me, and I'll scan it for you.

Just going on resources I know about, here is a list of Women's Studies journals available at my institution http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eguides/womenstudies/fmjnls2.html

You might contact the Women's Studies librarian at the University of Maryland to see what resources you might have available to you locally. http://www.lib.umd.edu/guides/womens_studies.html .

The Women's Studies librarian at the University of Wisconsin has some hot resources:
Women and Gender Magazines, Newsletters, and Journals With Web Presences
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The above led me to this Directory of Women's Media.

I gotta say I find it annoying that the Feminist Blogs blog aggregator blog doesn't seem to have a list of the participating blogs anywhere.

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