The discipline of History uses Chicago style for citing sources. Use the format for footnotes/endnotes, not parenthetical citations.
Use the N format for footnotes/endnotes, and B for a bibliographic entry. Some of the major differences between the formats are:
The following examples of the most commons types of citations are taken/adapted directly from the 16th edition of the Chicago manual. For additional examples, consult chapter 14 (pages 653-784) or the online Chicago Quick Guide.