Any book on SQL — Access supports 85% of the standard.
This isn’t the best way to go.
I think it will be very slow – SQL is running on you PC and every record from the 400 must be sent even if it’s eventually excluded by your Query.
You can run SQL from your PC using Navigator in client access or a number of free SQL PC tools. These will pass the request to the 400 which does the selection and only transfers the results to your pc.