Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, this is not a manual for PrE.
However, this article lists some books, that are close, plus other resources: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3953827#3953827
I highly recommend the Muvipix Guides to Premiere Elements, by Steve Grisetti.
Thank you, and John T.
I have added links to both of your contributions. Very helpful to all, and not just new editors.
Did you ever say what version of Premiere Elements that you have and on what computer operating system it is running?
This is the link to the Help PDFs for Premiere Elements 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
You can print them (lots of pages though) or download the PDF to save to your computer for viewing whenever you want.
Premiere Elements 12 Help, including the PDF, can be found at the following link
If you ever run into a block in any of all the suggestions, please do not hesitate to ask your question here.
Thank you all for the great responses! nvhs
Glad for the opportunity to help.
Do not forget, lots of people here to help if needed.