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Information is the basic need of every society. Accurate and reliable information plays an important role in the development of society; however, misinformation or unreliable information leads towards misguidance/destruction of society. Also, misinformation generates uncertainty among society members. So, each member of the society must identify the level of uncertainty to accept or reject the information. Although less uncertainty in information may lead information seekers towards decision making. This research paper explores uncertainty, elements of uncertainty, and levels of uncertainty during information seeking by reviewing the relevant literature. Also, make suggestions for information seekers' guidance on how to meet their required information easily and effectively. The studies also recommend information searching strategies to reduce the level of uncertainty during information seeking.